Visuddhimagga VIII-2

Yampi cetaṃ adhippetaṃ, taṃ kālamaraṇaṃ akālamaraṇanti duvidhaṃ hoti.


Ñ(VIII,2): As intended here it is of two kinds, that is to say, timely death and untimely death.

Notes in Chinese translation : 「时死」(kāla-maraṇa)、「非时死」(akāla-maraṇa),《解脱道论》:「时节死、不时节死」。

Tattha kālamaraṇaṃ puññakkhayena vā āyukkhayena vā ubhayakkhayena vā hoti.


Ñ: Herein, timely death comes about with the exhaustion of merit or with the exhaustion of a life span or with both.

Akālamaraṇaṃ kammupacchedakakammavasena.


Ñ: Untimely death comes about through kamma that interrupts [other, life-producing] kamma.

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